The Beatles appear backstage at EMI studios in London in June 1967.
Paul McCartney appears to compose the smash hit ‘Get Back’ from thin air in a clip from the Beatles documentary of the same name — but experts propose at least eight other factors behind it.
Toe jam was mentioned in a song by The Beatles. Maybe they knew a thing or two about foot hygiene.
Did Paul McCartney, right, and Ringo Starr hire Peter Jackson for a rescue operation?
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In their press rounds, director Peter Jackson and Paul McCartney have been eager to recast the legacy of the band’s final years.
Paul McCartney photographed backstage at the television show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, Birmingham, England, 1963.
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Through 154 songs, Paul McCartney gives us an insight into his life. There is an elegaic feel to this book, which showcases the many sides to McCartney’s songwriting.
For Paul McCartney, songwriting involved a convergence of memory, experience and happenstance.
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The ‘Eureka!’ moment is a myth – an altogether naïve and fanciful account of innovation.
Linda McCartney, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, Hudson River, New York, 1966.
The retrospective of McCartney’s work at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale shows an artist interested in connection and intimacy.
Greatest pop songwriting team ever?
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For a decade after they met as teenagers, Lennon-McCartney was the most potent songwriting partnership in pop music.
Who broke up with whom?
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Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
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Regarded as one of The Beatles finest albums, Abbey Road is the last time all four band members were in the studio together.
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Fifty years after its release, the Beatles’ White Album continues to inspire and provoke creativity.
The Fab Four made a less than fabulous film.
Iron Maiden at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2012.
For many years now the UK has been a Eurovision laughing stock, despite a wealth of pop talent. What about if it was to pick one of these sure-fire rockstar winners instead?
British singer Sam Smith is known for his soaring falsetto.
Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall confronts the last taboo of the canon: Bond’s hypermasculinity.
Music notation itself has changed from the early modern period to the present day.
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Technological advances in music production have all but obliterated the need for popular music to be transcribed into musical notation. So why is musical literacy still important?
Computer memory goes up; ours comes down.
The modern world’s effect on our ability to remember has got an ugly name. But digital amnesia is not a one-way street. Technology may be helping us to remember more than it has caused us to forget.
Sir Paul McCartney thinks it’s ridiculous (but flattering) that people formally study The Beatles.
Sir Paul McCartney has been making some waves. On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West released a new single, Only One, a collaboration with The Beatles great on keys. On Twitter, Kanye’s fans reacted, wanting to…
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Paul McCartney has released five of his classic post-Beatles albums as tablet apps. Band on the Run, RAM, McCartney, McCartney 2, and Wings Over America contain interviews, video footage, artwork and photos…